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NAPA, Calif. — Brendan Steele is getting accustomed to fast starts and he likes it.

Steele won the PGA Tour's season-opening Safeway Open for the second straight year, closing with a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Tony Finau.

"I'm getting pretty spoiled winning the first event of the year twice," said Steele, the 34-year-old from the Southern California mountain town of Idyllwild. "This place is so great to me. I feel so comfortable here and it's been a great run."

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It is arguably one of the few sports terms believed to be named after a person, and with ramifications beyond the border of a course and into politics and daily life.

You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy the benefits of a Mulligan – the term is now widely used to describe any “do-over,” or second chance after initial failure.

Of course, the rules of golf forbid the Mulligan, though it’s become part of the game. Some golfers apply their own “rules” that the Mulligan will be in “play” once per round, or just on the No. 1 tee.

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TPC Kuala Lumpur (West), 7,005 yards, par 72. Located just five miles from the city’s heart, the facility spent its first 25 years as Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club before joining the TPC Network two summers ago. No stranger to high-level events, the West layout has served as host on both the PGA TOUR and European Tour schedules, holding the Malaysian Open site for seven years. The LPGA also makes the club's East course an annual stop, with Shanshan Feng set to defend her title at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia at the end of the month. The club’s original 1991 Nelson & Haworth layout was given a thorough redesign in 2008 by Ted and Geoff Parslow. 

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NAPA, Calif. — Four days after a strong showing in the United States' victory in the Presidents Cup, Phil Mickelson begins his 27th PGA Tour season Thursday seeking his first individual win since 2013 in the season-opening Safeway Open.

Mickelson, winner of 42 career PGA Tour events including five majors, will be joined at Silverado by 12-time PGA Tour winner Zach Johnson as well as Emiliano Grillo and Adam Hadwin, who also played in the Presidents Cup.

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Rory McIlroy is teeing it up this week in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour.

The tournament is played over three incredible Scottish links courses -- the Old Course at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns. In Thursday's first round, McIlroy played at St. Andrews.

While the round was otherwise unforgettable -- he shot a 1-over 73 and was tied for 93rd at the time of this post -- McIlroy did provide a special moment on the famous final hole.

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It's like Match.com for junior golfers and college coaches."

That's how PGA Professional Roger Knick, owner of the Golf Performance Center in Ridgefield, Conn., describes his new venture, a website called "The Junior Golf Hub."

Knick has spent years working with junior golfers, helping to hone their golf skills, while also serving as something of an advisor to parents on how to best prepare their children for golf in the college ranks.

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Tommy Fleetwood broke the course record at Carnoustie by shooting 9-under 63 to tie for the lead with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton after two rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.

Hatton also tamed the tough British Open venue, shooting 65 to move to 11 under par for the tournament. The English golfers were a stroke clear of Nicolas Colsaerts, and two ahead of Paul Dunne and Marcel Siem.

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When it comes to the Rules of Golf, there always seems to be an emphasis on the things you can't do.

But what about the things you didn't know you can do?

Believe it or not, there are quite a few of those things too.

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